Though not listed for each day I cannot express enough that each day in Paris should begin at an outdoor cafe near where you are staying. Have a long leisurely coffee and a croissant. I will include some favorite eateries throughout, but don’t miss the magic of paris by only eating at the spots in your guide book. Choose a spot with the prettiest tables or the cutest waitstaff!
I like to stay centrally and near a Metro stop. I included a map of where the AirBNB I used at the very end. Paris is a big walkable city, so you need comfy shoes. There are plenty of places with free maps so don’t buy one. I like to mark mine with all the places I see and then frame it at the end of the trip. It is free and such a lovely reminder when I get home.
Start at Musee Rodin- hours 10am- 5:45PM
Chocolate Tour walking tour from this site https://www.ontheluce.com/st-germain-paris-walking-tour/
Lunch or at least a cafe to rest your tired toes.
Musee D’ Orsay 9:30AM- 6:00pm
Day 2- Western Paris
Carette, 4 Place du Trocadéro
Arc De Triomphe
Cave Auge- Wine tasting
Fromagerie Laurent Dubois, Rue Saint-Antoine
Notre Dame- Au p’tit Grec
Shakespeare and Co.
Rue Mouffetard Market- this is my favorite market! consider buying: bread, cheese, salami, olives, fruit, and wine (don’t forget a corkscrew) and turning this into a lunch or dinner picnic.
Casa Pepe for dinner
Le Pain Quotidien Marais, 18-20 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
Mariage Freres-30 rue du Bourg- Tibourg (tea)
Haut Marais Shopping- Start at Merci
Rue De Lappe- Optional night time area
- Metro to Le Mademoiselle-6pm
Louvre 9am-6pm- Lunch Au Chien qui Fume (the smoking dog) or Bistrot Victoires
Musee De L’Orangerie 9am-6pm Don’t miss the roof for a panoramic view of paris.
Le Gran Rex – Go see a movie
Sacre Coeur- 6am-10:30pm
Canal St Martin- Pink Flamingo Pizza- 67 Rue Bichat, 75010 This is the one restaurant you cannot skip! Order your pizza from the window and receive your pink balloon. Walk along the canal to find a great spot to enjoy it and wait for your food to be delivered by a man on a moped!
Day 7 Versailles
Take the train to Versailles. This should be an all day indulgence! Take the time to live like royalty, don’t forget to explore the gardens! And if you budget allows indulge in a tasting menu at:
Au Trianon by Gordon Ramsey. You will need a reservation and it is $$$$ but so worth it.
Champagne Brunch on a river boat- check out Groupon for some serious discounts.
Jardin Du Luxembourg
- Metro to Le Mademoiselle
I always leave a free day at the end to go back to my favorite places or to be super lazy! If you don’t have anything come to mind some options would be Luxembourg Palace or theParis Flea Market.